Jill Smith is an artist from Toronto, Ontario (b. 1995) and recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Specialization in Studio Art) at Western University in London, Ontario. Her work includes printmaking, ceramics, photography, and painting, relying heavily on experimentation and process. Smith has exhibited her work in galleries across Ontario, such as the Artlab Gallery, Forest City Gallery, The Arts Project, Open Studio, and Earl Selkirk Gallery at ARTiculations, as well as Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec.
Alongside her practice, Smith has worked in the art community in various roles. She was Intern for Caviar20, an independent art dealer in Toronto (2014), as well as for Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto (2015). She worked as Intern for Artlab Gallery in London (2016). Smith curated Nuit Violette (2015-2016), a night art exhibition at Western University, and has recently held the position of Intern at Forest City Gallery. Smith has participated in artist residency programs at Sparkbox Studio in Picton, ON (May 2017) and at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, NL (September 2017). Upcoming exhibitions include CONNECT Fashion Art Toronto 2018, and residencies include Graven Feather and Luminous Bodies at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto, 2018). She is currently a member of the AGO Youth Council and Akin Collective.